Moodle – Starting the Year<br />August 2011<br />Drew Mortensen<br />
Moodle Upgrades<br />Version: 2.1+<br />Course Formats: <br />Tabs (onetopic)<br />Collapsed Weeks<br />Collapsed Topics<b...
School Year {TechDirector} Pre-Flight Checklist<br /><ul><li>Appoint Coach/Teacher Site-Administratorsusers > permissions ...
Student/Staff Account Creation
LDAP
CSV
Other
SMTP Information InsertedPlugins > Message Outputs > Email
Approve Course Creation Requests</li></ul>Encourage Coach/Teacher Admin to Approve <br />Remove “Request a Course” Block B...
School Year {Teacher} Pre-Flight Checklist<br /><ul><li>Course(s) Created
Students Enrolled
Syllabus Posted(Resource: File)
“Getting to Know You” Activity Created (Activity: Questionnaire or Forum)
Textbook Link Published (Resource: URL)
1st Graded Assignment Created (Activity: Assignment)
Calendar Created
Layout Determined
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Moodle: Starting the School Year

  1. 1. Moodle – Starting the Year<br />August 2011<br />Drew Mortensen<br />
  2. 2. Moodle Upgrades<br />Version: 2.1+<br />Course Formats: <br />Tabs (onetopic)<br />Collapsed Weeks<br />Collapsed Topics<br />Activity: Questionnaire<br />Resource: Book<br />
  3. 3. School Year {TechDirector} Pre-Flight Checklist<br /><ul><li>Appoint Coach/Teacher Site-Administratorsusers > permissions > site administrators
  4. 4. Student/Staff Account Creation
  5. 5. LDAP
  6. 6. CSV
  7. 7. Other
  8. 8. SMTP Information InsertedPlugins > Message Outputs > Email
  9. 9. Approve Course Creation Requests</li></ul>Encourage Coach/Teacher Admin to Approve <br />Remove “Request a Course” Block Before School Starts<br /><ul><li>Settings Check</li></ul>Run through every page of settings to verify proper setup (approx 1 hr)<br />
  10. 10. School Year {Teacher} Pre-Flight Checklist<br /><ul><li>Course(s) Created
  11. 11. Students Enrolled
  12. 12. Syllabus Posted(Resource: File)
  13. 13. “Getting to Know You” Activity Created (Activity: Questionnaire or Forum)
  14. 14. Textbook Link Published (Resource: URL)
  15. 15. 1st Graded Assignment Created (Activity: Assignment)
  16. 16. Calendar Created
  17. 17. Layout Determined
  18. 18. Tabs, Topics, Weeks, Social
  19. 19. Units, Themes, Etc..
  20. 20. Clear Organization
  21. 21. Unit 1 Activity Mapped Out
  22. 22. Future Moodle Trainings
  23. 23. Path to Assistance</li></li></ul><li>Scale the Pyramid! Don’t<br />stay on the first three steps <br />(get it, steps, because it is a<br />pyramid.)<br />
  24. 24. Course Creation Request<br />Link on Main Page (To Be Removed Before School Starts) <br />http://yoursite/course/request.php<br />
  25. 25. Enrolling Users in a Course<br /><ul><li>It is preferable to have your students enrolled prior to the first day.
  26. 26. Teachers must manually enroll students.
  27. 27. Mid-year-new-student: District dependent process. </li></li></ul><li>Uploading Your Syllabus<br />Pros/Cons to: Word, PDF, <br />Moodle Page, Google Doc<br />
  28. 28. Student Work: What is the Point?<br />How will the information provided by the students be used? <br />Who will be using the information provided?<br />What is the value of the information provided?<br />How will the information guide my teaching? <br />Choose the Activity/Resource based on the goal! <br />
  29. 29. Getting to Know You(Questionnaire)<br />Anonymous or Identifiable? Public or Private Results?<br />What is the point of the activity? <br />
  30. 30. All About You… (Forum)<br />Do you need to make it an assignment? How does this compare to a questionnaire? How will the posts be used? Where does this fall on Bloom’s taxonomy? <br />
  31. 31. Make a Graded Assignment<br />In the first week, have your students complete an assignment. Perhaps you use it as a diagnostic tool, or maybe you do it just to get them exposed to the process.<br />
  32. 32. Set the Due Date<br />At the beginning of the year<br />you may need to make the point <br />that the due date is firm. <br />
  33. 33. Calendar<br />Add a Block > Upcoming Events<br />Add a Block > Calendar<br /> (use one or the other)<br /><ul><li>Keep the Calendar Current
  34. 34. Refer Students to the Calendar
  35. 35. Embed Pictures / Videos in Events
  36. 36. Create Reminders for Important </li></ul>Events or Assignments.<br />
  37. 37. Course Formats<br />Tabs, Topics, Social, Weeks, Collapsed <br /> -- To Each Their Own<br />Avoid the Scroll of Death: A long Moodle course page with a lot of items. <br />
  38. 38. Organize<br /><ul><li>Use Labels
  39. 39. Indent
  40. 40. Use Uniquely Descriptive Activity Names</li></li></ul><li>Plan Ahead<br /><ul><li>Professional Development
  41. 41. Higher Level Skill Activities
  42. 42. Community Connections and Assistance </li>

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